The outstanding lake and mountain views at Oh Ridge Campground make it a favorite spot for both families and anglers. It sits in the eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains in close proximity to the Ansel Adams Wilderness, Yosemite National Park and Mono Lake. The nearby town of June Lake offers the convenience of shopping and dining, while the surrounding land and lakes provide ample outdoor recreation opportunities.
Oh Ridge campers have no problem staying busy and enjoying the outdoors. Within the facility, they can swim in the lake's clear waters, fish for rainbow and Alpers trout, go canoeing and boating or walk to the Oh Ridge viewpoint, after which the campground was named.
Numerous trails lie minutes away, an obvious draw for hikers, mountain bikers and off-road vehicle enthusiasts. The Fern Lake Trail leads into the scenic Ansel Adams Wilderness. Skiing is a major winter pastime in the area.
A scenic drive along the June Lake Loop results in expansive views of rugged mountain peaks and several lakes.
This is a large facility with campsites organized among several loops named after area animals. The campground is equipped with drinking water and flush toilets, and sites have picnic tables, grills and bear-proof lockers for food storage.
The nearby resort offers showers and basic groceries and camping supplies.
Campsites are located in a mostly open area above the shoreline of beautiful June Lake. Save for some scattered pine and aspen trees, the campground has little shade. Nearly every point in the facility has a view of the surrounding 11,000-12,000' peaks. The campground's elevation is 7,600 feet.
Many species of wildlife call the mountains home, such as black bear, mountain lions, mule deer, pine marten, pika and numerous fish and birds.
Mono Lake and its many activities are minutes away. Hikers can access the scenic Ansel Adams Wilderness via nearby trails, and Yosemite National Park is a great day trip.
Ansel Adams Wilderness
Yosemite National Park
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Only 3 hours from Reno, you can’t beat the June Lake area. Stayed in the Fish Loop with 8 other rigs. 10 minute walk to June Lake, general store, 10 minute drive to town, and 30 minutes to an hour to tons of other awesome alpine lakes, hot springs, and Mammoth. Had 3 water faucets per loop, cleans restrooms, fire pits, and picnic tables.
I’m spending a full 7 nights here in my Airstream 22FB to relax for my birthday, and couldn’t imagine a better way to spend it… Even with three days of cooler weather and rain, it’s still as picturesque of a spot as it gets. I got lucky with a lakeview sure (#44) in the Squirrel loop when almost all the other similar sites were booked. Really looking forward to exploring this and the rest of the June Lake Loop.
If there is full 4g wifi available is it really camping? Is something you’ll have to ask yourself when you pull off June Lake’s South Loop entrance to Oh Ridge Campground. Oh Ridge is a site you come to for one reason one reason only, June Lake. As blue as any Caribbean Sea and as crystal clear as water melting directly off a glacier this lake is beautiful. Surrounded by snowcapped Eastern Sierra Mountain peaks and a half dozen campgrounds June Lake is a popular spot for families and random travelers who spot it on the map. This is the kind of place a reservation goes a long way since they rarely have openings during the summer. That said, even if the sign says “Campground Full” stop and ask. They may just have one site left stashed away somewhere for you.
The camp has flush toilets and there is a camp store just outside the gates with survival amenities like ice cream bars, souvenir straw hats, maps, beer and pay showers. Each site comes equipped with a grill, fire ring with grate, bear box, patio table (in varying shades of disrepair) and flat to nearly vertical spot for your car, rv or tent. Every several sites has a wind shield wall. There doesn’t seem to be a pattern to their placement, but if you can get one it sure comes in handy. The winds come in over the mountain range to your west in the early afternoon and get gusty.
Your views from your site will vary. You’ll partially see rocky mountain peaks in the distance and forested areas to the left and right. Scrub brush and green going up the hill behind you block any views of the road or highway. More immediately you’ll be looking directly at your neighbors SUV or RV or Tent or dog. There is little to zero separation. This isn’t a wilderness retreat.
But it is a great camp in the vacation with the family sort of way. The June Lake swimming area is nestled in the camp. There are kayaks and paddle boards to rent and the sun and scenery is incredible. For a week with your kids (if you have them) or a night passing through on a roadtrip this is a great spot. It is also within a half hour of the Eastern Yosemite Entrance at Tioga Pass making it a good location for exploring this side of Yosemite without risking not getting a site closer or in the park itself.
If you’re looking to interact with nature a little more privately and with a few less noisy plague infected chipmunks this might not be the place.
Oh Ridge gets 2 3/4 Tent Stakes of Awesomeness for location and incredible lake. It gets docked for privacy, wind and worn out sites. But really, location and lake will win out 4 out of 5 times.
Pro-Tip #1: Bring your tent down to the lake and set it up. It will help with the wind and the sun. Just be sure to stake it down.
Pro-Tip #2: Car or Van camping works well here because the ground isn’t great for tents. Rock and sand with a slant.
Pro-Tip #3: The back sites, Owl & Deer Loop, have better views but almost zero shade. Not worth it.
This review is also available on the One Wild Life Field Journal.
Our group stayed in a tent campsite for one night in August 2016. We stayed in the bear loop site 8. We had a great view of the lake and mountains right from our site but we were quite far from the bathrooms (10 min walk). We actually noticed other campers in our loop driving to the bathrooms. Bathrooms were clean and stocked with toilet paper, no soap (like most campground bathrooms we visited).
We drove down to the beach which was the best part of this campground. Beautiful, clear water and you could walk out quite far because it wasn't very deep. Some of the beach is pretty rocky so sandals or beach shoes might be helpful.
There were lots of deer! Which was fun to see.
Our only issue is that the people staying in the sites on either side of us were a little…. rough. Lots of drinking and some obvious drug use, some loud fighting and noise in the evening, but overall friendly with us and they were relatively quiet overnight.
great trip overall, stunning views adequate camp space. best part about it is the access to june lakes beach. definitely stop by Ohana's & june lake brewing